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This name derives from the Old High German name “Hildebert”, composed of two elements: “*hildiz” (battle, fight) plus “*berhtaz” (light, bright, clear, shining one). Hildebert of Lavardin (~1055–1133) was a French writer and ecclesiastic. Hildebert was born of poor parents at Lavardin, near Vendôme, and was intended for the church. He was probably a pupil of Berengar of Tours, and became master (scholasticus) of the school at Le Mans; in 1091 he was made archdeacon and in 1096 bishop of Le Mans.

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